Paperback book -- 160 pages -- ACTA Publications
Elijah at the Wedding Feast and Other Tales
Stories of the Human Spirit
In this collection of 23 favorite stories, John Shea draws from diverse religious traditions, spiritual legends and everyday experiences. Whether telling the story of skipping school to go golfing with his mother or relating a 3,000 year-old Jewish classic, Shea bring news life to each story and shines a light that illuminates its contemporary relevance. In his through-provoking commentary after each story, Shea provides a practical, personal application.
John (Jack) Shea is a theologian and storyteller who lectures nationally and internationally on storytelling in world religions, faith-based health care, contemporary spirituality, and the spirit at work movement. Formerly, he was a professor of systematic theology and the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, a research professor at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University of Chicago, and the Advocate Healthcare Senior Scholar in Residence at the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics. He has also taught at the University of Notre Dame and Bost
He has published thirteen books of theology and spirituality and two books of poetry. His latest three books are Gospel Light: Jesus Stories for Spiritual Consciousness (Crossroad, 1997), Elijah at the Wedding Feast and Other Tales (Acta, 1999), and Spirituality and Health Care: Reaching Toward a Holistic Future (Park Ridge Center, 2000). He is presently at work on a four volume series that will provide literary/spiritual interpretations of the Sunday gospels. These interpretations — The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers — will be a resource for lectionary based preaching and teaching.
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